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March 4, 2012
Jefferson County Schools' annual science fair was held Jan. 21 at Charles Town (W.Va.) Middle School. The fair included middle school and high school students' projects in a variety of categories. The middle school winners included:  Animal science - first place, Laurel Seneca Schwartz, Wildwood Middle School;  second place, Kylie Kershner, Charles Town Middle School; third place, Rebecca Lee,  Charles Town Middle School Behavioral and social sciences - first place, Cara LaVigne, Charles Town Middle School; second place, Erin McGowan, Harpers Ferry Middle School; honorable mention, Braden Bottner, Country Day School and Atley Fortney, Wildwood Middle School Biochemistry - first place, Robert Gianniny, Wildwood Middle School; second place, Caroline Hayden, Wildwood Middle School; third place, Madelyn Landmesser, Charles Town Middle School; honorable mention, Luke Hardy and Andrea Hardy,  Shepherdstown Middle School Cellular and molecular biology - first place, Mary DeWees, Charles Town Middle School Chemistry - first place, Kelly Cooperman, Wildwood Middle School; second place, Hannah Byxbee, Charles Town Middle School; third place, Alex Lidell, Harpers Ferry Middle School; honorable mention, Bronson Ballard, Harpers Ferry Middle School Computer sciences - first place, Dalton Riley, Charles Town Middle School; second place, Ian Beverly, Wildwood Middle School; third place, Cameron...
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD and TRISH RUDDER | August 21, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Nearly 29,000 students are expected to be in class Monday for the first day of school in the Eastern Panhandle. Official head counts will not be known until October, but school administrators in Berkeley and Jefferson counties are projecting enrollment increases that range between 100 and 200 students. In Jefferson County, school district spokeswoman Gail Woods said the school system is expecting an enrollment increase of more than 130 over last year's total of 8,595.
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by DAVE McMILLION | December 23, 2002
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Some students in Jefferson County Schools may end up going to other schools in the county to offset crowded conditions in classrooms. In education circles, it's called redistricting. Jefferson County Superintendent of Schools R. Steven Nichols told the Jefferson County Board of Education last Tuesday night that he believes school officials are going to have to consider some redistricting proposals to offset crowding conditions in some schools.
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April 15, 1997
By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer, Charles Town CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Superintendent Jud Romine announced Monday night he will retire as head of Jefferson County schools at the end of June, making this his last school year after 33 years in the county. Romine, 55, started his career as an English and social studies teacher and a football coach at the old high school at Harpers Ferry, W.Va. He spent his entire career with the Jefferson County school system, rising to the top post three years ago. Romine became eligible to retire last November when he turned 55 and had discussed it with his wife, Laura Jean Romine, he said.
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by DAVE McMILLION | April 6, 2004
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - Jefferson County Board of Education President Lori Stilley said Monday a complaint filed with the West Virginia Ethics Commission alleging she used her public position for private gain has been dismissed. Stilley said in a prepared statement the Ethics Commission "did not find probable cause" to believe a violation of the law occurred and ordered the complaint to be dismissed. Stilley said she was happy that the commission acted on the complaint in a timely manner.
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by DAVE McMILLION | May 4, 2006
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Less than a week remains before the May 9 nonpartisan election for four seats on the Jefferson County Board of Education - a race that has attracted 11 candidates. No more than two people may serve from one magisterial district. Board members are paid $160 per meeting and with the exception of one seat that is up for grabs this year, the term for the job is four years. Jody Ebbitt, from the Shepherdstown district, is currently filling an unexpired term of former board member Jud Romine, but Ebbitt decided not to run for a two-year unexpired term of the position.
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